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Mission Statement

We, Divine Infant Jesus Roman Catholic Parish, are a welcoming and vibrant faith community serving the people of Westchester since 1947. We live out our Baptismal call, handed on by Jesus Christ through his Apostles, to teach and heal.  As Christ’s Body the Church, we seek to accomplish this call by fostering spiritual growth through the celebration of the Sacraments and by planting the seeds of faith through the Ministries of our School, Religious Education program, and Parish organizations. We are called to the Sunday celebration of Eucharist to be transformed into the image of Christ so that we may be sent forth to bring the Good News of Jesus Christ to the world and to call all to a deeper relationship with God.



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Divine Infant Jesus Parish

1601 Newcastle

Westchester, IL  60154

phone: 708-865-8071

fax:  708-865-8032



Rev. Michael Ahlstrom, Adminstrator -- ext. 203

Rev. Gerald P. Joyce, Pastor Emeritus -- ext. 206

Rev. Thomas Winikates, Associate Pastor -- ext. 204

Rev. James Beath - Associate Pastor--ext. 208

Deacon James Sponder  -- ext. 306

Sr. Susan Majcen, O.P., Director of Religious Education -- 708-865-8086

Mr. Leonard Gramarossa, Principal -- 708-865-0122

Mr. Jerry Priore, Business Manager -- ext. 209

Mrs. Janet Reif, Music Director -- 708-531-9495

Mrs. Judy Schindler, Assistant Music Director -- 708-383-4288

Mrs. Toni Podock, Secretary -- ext. 201

Mr. Bill Tworek, Scouts -- 708-865-7955

Dr. Claudia Dado, M.A.L., Director of Catechumenate; Ministry of Consolation -- ext. 304



Mass Schedule:

Sundays:  5:00pm (Saturday Vigil), 7:30, 9:30, 11:30am

Monday-Saturday 8:00am



Saturday 4:00-4:45pm or by appointment



The second and third Sunday of the month at 12:45pm

Please contact the rectory



Please contact the rectory at least six months prior to your desired date.



Join One Of Our Ministries!

Divine Infant Jesus Parish has many active ministries.  If you are interested in learning more, give us a call at 708-865-8071. 


Liturgical Ministries


Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion



Altar Server

Liturgy Committee


Children's Choir


Strings of Faith

Hand Chimes Ensemble

Youth Ensemble

Funeral Choir

Holy Hour -- Adoration & Benediction

Rosary for Life

Daily Rosary & Devotional Prayers


Parish Life Ministries

Women's Guild

Parish Pastoral Council

Prayer Shawl Ministry

Holy Name Men's Club

Youth Ministry

Landscaping Committee


MInisters of Communion to the Sick

Divine Infant Volunteer Ministry (DIVM)

Ministry of Consolation

Support & Networking Group for the Unemployed

St. Vincent de Paul Society

Finance Council

Respect Life Committee

Healing Touch Ministry

Domestic Violence Ministry


Educational & Formational Ministries

Divine Infant Jesus School

Religious Education Program

School Advisory Board

Athletic Board


DISPA -- Divine Infant Student Parent Assoc.

Market Day

Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults

Baptismal Preparation

Little Rock Bible Study


Or maybe you have an idea for a ministry.  Let us know!




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Protecting God's Children


The protection of children is of utmost importance at Divine Infant Jesus Parish, and we comply fully with the policies of the Archdiocese of Chicago in this regard.


Please visit our page Protecting Children at D.I.  divineinfant/ProtectingChildrenatDI/tabid/7170/language/en-US/Default.aspx


To learn more about the policies of the Archdiocese, click on this link to the Archdiocesan website.

Divine Infant School

Divine Infant Jesus School

1640 Newcastle

Westchester, IL  60154


phone:  708-865-0122






Mr. Leonard Gramarossa, School Principal




Divine Infant Religious Education

Divine Infant Religious Education Program

1640 Newcastle

Westchester, IL  60154


phone:  708-865-8086


Sr. Susan Majcen, O.P., Director of Religious Education


Religious Education Calendar

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